Egypt arrests Gaza smugglers


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Egyptian police cracked down on smuggling into the Gaza Strip, arresting 40 alleged smugglers.

The police, who have deployed extra security forces in the border town of Rafah, also seized about $1 million worth of contraband in several raids, The Associated Press reported.

Tunnels between Egypt and Gaza have been the main conduit of goods and weapons since Israel imposed an economic blockade on the coastal strip after Hamas took control in 2007.

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